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#ifihadglass  I'd build an app that makes animated 3D effects visible to other Glass wearers. A simple example might be a hovering halo. More complex effects might include adorable animated pets that run about at your heels or a little thundercloud complete with rain and lightning if you're having a bad day.

I'm sure someone else has already thought of this. 
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Easter eggs for the masses.  I like it.
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Wow. Two years ago? Seriously? Anyway, it's still great.
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CyanogenMod has been OceanMarketted. Proceed accordingly. 
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Nice. Glad to see they got that resolved. Of course, I'm sure the involvement of law enforcement and a vast community of pissed off hackers helped things along.
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So I bought my 2012 Focus a few months ago. The Sync system played a considerable role in my decision making process. Unfortunately, it looks like I was deceived by promises of AppLink (voice controls for Android apps). Hey +Ford Motor Company! When is the 2012 Focus going to get AppLink or at least a Sync update beyond version 3.1.1?

I know BSQUARE really mangled the MFT system and they've been working mostly to correct that. Still, the Focus community is huge, it's a significant part of Ford's presence online, and owners of 2011 Fiestas have already had AppLink for a year on (nigh?) identical hardware! Anyway, if you like the idea of Sync and you're looking for a vehicle in the near future, evidently you need to steer clear of the Focus. Somewhere along the line it became the bastard child.
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These are some shots from Great Falls. I've lived here for two and a half years and just went for the first time today. It's about ten minutes away.
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I could spend every weekend looking at that. :p
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Wow now I'm really getting angry over this Content ID disaster from +YouTube regarding the Mars landing. On Sunday night I hosted a live broadcast with contributors from CTTechJunkie.com and NASASpaceflight.com to watch the landing live.  We brought in footage provided by NASA, including their live feed of the landing. NASA footage is released into the public domain and can be freely used by anyone.

I just came home to my inbox filled with dispute claims from no less than FIVE news organizations claiming this footage as their own.  BS. It's mine. And now Youtube says it might start running ads against content I created and handing that money over to these crooks who are essentially bigger players with the ability to claim rights to content they do not own.

The worst part is that Google clearly is not requiring these "rightsholders" prove they actually own the content. But it's somehow incumbent upon me to prove my innocence.  This is outright theft of my content - plain and simple.

If anyone from YouTube is listening, this needs to stop. It's completely unfair that me as a small content producer gets screwed out of revenue like this.

You can watch the broadcast here: CTTechJunkie Mars Coverage - Live!
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I can only hope there's a lawyer out there willing to go after them. 
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"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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Good and important news for free speech and official accountability: Illinois law prohibiting videos of police is dead. 
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I'm really happy to see so many people raising money for a good cause. Honestly though, I want to raise some money for a bad cause. I'm going to set up a little table outside of Walmart and sell cookies to benefit 'Getting Liquored Up and Starting Fires.' 
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not long ago I saw a lady raising money to get a boob job by sitting next to a motorcycle on the side of the road in her bikini.  She got to about half when a plastic surgeon heard about it and did it for free.
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NASA's own public domain Mars landing footage: blocked because of a copyright claim.
Hugo Awards' own official stream: blocked because of a copyright claim.
Michelle Obama's speech on the official DNC stream: blocked because of a copyright claim.

Why no, there's nothing wrong with copyright law in this country.
NOTHING AT ALL
MOVE ALONG, MOVE ALONG
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Wow I am glad though that the system balances out over time.
Thanks for the post Stephen.
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Remember, folks: don't reuse passwords. An authenticator (and those might have been compromised as well) will do nothing to stop an attacker from using your email address and hacked password to access any site or service with the same (or a similar) password. Any information they can glean could be used for identity theft or to scam your friends, professional contacts, and loved ones. Also, make sure you change your password to protect your elf.
 
Updated your #blizzard  password recently? It might be a good time to do it now.
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D= poor gnomes!  What did they ever do to you??
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